Moderate Republicans for Obama

Earlier this week we had Colin Powell made a very compelling case for Barack Obama over John Sidney McCain, if you haven’t seen it, you can check it out here.  For those dittoheads, his reasoning is reason, not just race.

Now we have Scott McCellan, former George W Bush press secretary, endorsing Obama because Scott would, “support the candidate that would have the best chance to change the way Washington works and getting things done.”

For those of you who know Minnesota political history, pre Jesse Ventura era, Arne Carlson, a two term Republican governor endorsed Obama today [emphasis added].

Former Republican Gov. Arne Carlson endorsed Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama on Thursday, saying Obama represented the best hope for an America facing an economic crisis and criticizing Republicans for waging a mean-spirited campaign that has “been going down all these side roads.”

Speaking at the State Capitol, where he was introduced by U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., Carlson said his party had strayed from the moderate philosophies of past Republican leaders such as Ohio Sen. Robert Taft and President Dwight Eisenhower. “I consider myself a Republican maverick,” Carlson said in explaining his endorsement of Obama.

I think Carlson has a muc more legitmate claim to the maverick Republican these days than the flip-flopping McCain that has run to embrace the base.

Hopefully this will help persuade some moderate Republicans that Obama is a better choice than the leader of their hostaged party.

-Josh

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1 Comment

  1. Mike said,

    November 6, 2008 at 12:26 pm

    Celebration!

    A New America!


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